Access and Equity Services
Access and Equity Services
Face masks are required in all instructional spaces including classrooms, lecture halls, and laboratories, and all common areas including residence halls and all buildings. Please note: There is misinformation circulating about exemptions from face mask requirements connected to interpretations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At this time, the ADA does not cite a blanket exemption from face covering requirements for individuals with disabilities, and has not issued documentation to support this exemption (e.g., "ADA cards"/letters/flyers). Please refer to the ADA and Face Mask Policies Guide for more information.
SUNY Delhi is committed to providing equal access to its programs and educational opportunities for all qualified individuals.
It is the college's policy to provide, on an individual basis, academic adjustments to its requirements for students who have disabilities that may affect their ability to fully participate in program or course activities or to meet course requirements, as well as nonacademic program or activity requirements, including, but not limited to clubs, residence life and meal plans, and athletics.
The Coordinator of Access and Equity Services is available to work with students with physical, learning, psychological, medical, or other disabilities to help them better understand the nature of their disability and develop self-advocacy skills, and to determine appropriate access plans.
To receive academic adjustments, students must identify a disability that impacts their ability to access the academic environment, provide documentation of the disability (prepared by a qualified professional), and work with the Coordinator and classroom faculty to develop and implement an appropriate plan for access. All information provided concerning a disability is confidential and is released only with the student's consent.
A person with a disability is "any person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment
that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) has a history of
such an impairment, or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment. Substantial impairment
means that an individual cannot perform the life activity at all, or that he or she
is limited in the condition, manner, or duration of the activity. Major life activities
include, but are not limited to, walking, seeing, breathing, learning, working or
performing manual tasks." For further information, or to identify a disability, students
Coordinator of Access and Equity Services
SUNY Delhi, 454 Delhi Drive, Bush Hall 221, Delhi, NY 13753
A note about the term “reasonable accommodations,” which has been widely used in postsecondary education. “Reasonable accommodations” is a term that is not found in Section 504 Subpart E (Postsecondary Education) but is found in Subpart B (Employment). At SUNY Delhi, we have eliminated that term in favor of the terminology in Subpart E – “academic adjustments.” “Academic Adjustments” are modifications (to policies and practices) and auxiliary aids and/or services (such as captioning, interpreters, use of a recorder or smart pen, etc.).
*The Office for Access and Equity Services is a National Voter Registration Act site.
All forms to register are available in the Access and Equity Services Office or on the Access and Equity Services Forms web page.